Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a Burundian law firm with an overriding goal to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, providing the support they need to thrive in this dynamic economic environment throughout Burundi since November 2001.


Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a member of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of independent law firms in Africa, a network that benefits from the expertise of DLA Piper Global by sharing knowledge, learning and training leading to the development of the legal profession in Africa.


Rubeya & Co-Advocates  includes ten lawyers: five partners, five associates, and eight support staff members. The team works together in a highly integrated manner to leverage expertise and experience for clients’ benefit.


As a result, our lawyers are involved in many of the most influential commercial ventures and are known for providing clients with pioneering solutions to the toughest legal challenges.

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  •   Anatole Nahayo
  •   Associate
  •   Burundi
  •   T+ 257 22 24 89 10
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Summary Profile

Anatole Nahayo is an associate at Rubeya & Co-Advocates. Anatole joined the firm in May 2013 and advises on tax, accounting, corporate, banking and finance, insurance law and the legal framework of regional integration.

He has experience in tax advice on corporate set up and employee compensation structures. He advises on corporate and partnership tax and tax planning for international and executive staff. Anatole has in-depth knowledge in lobbying for amendment of tax legislation or tax exemptions on behalf of clients. He has advised on numerous tax due diligence investigations, tax compliance reviews and transfer pricing advisory services for many clients.


  • PhD candidate (Income Tax), University of Dar es Salaam
  • Postgraduate Degree (Economic and Tax Law), University of Liège
  • Postgraduate Degree (Human Rights and Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts), University of Burundi
  • Degree (Human Rights Ethics), University of Nantes
  • LLB, University of Burundi
  • Dip (Legal Instruments of International Economic Relations and Regional Integration), University of Barcelona


  • Burundi Bar Association


  • Training of Magistrates on Insurance Law on behalf of the European Union Program of Good Governance in Burundi.
  • Legal consultant of Coped NGO on the establishment of a legal and institutional framework for performance contracts in the health sector in Burundi.
  • Legal consultant of Cerfopax Research Center on the training program for journalists and human rights activists on transitional justice in Burundi.
  • Assistant lecturer and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Burundi.
  • Legal consultant to an international NGO "RCN Justice and Democracy" in Burundi, in charge of the weekly radio program of sensitisation of the people on various legal themes.
  • Local administrator of the decentralised offices of an international NGO "Advocates without Borders".


  • Tax Treatment of Corruption of Foreign Public Authorities in International Economic Transactions, 2007.
  • Punishing Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Burundi, 1993-2005: Problems and Perspectives, 2006.
  • Fundamental Rights and the Police in Burundi, 2004.
  • Criminal Liability of Heads of States and Governments for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, 2002.

Training attended

  • Certificate of attendance to, Tanzania-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law, University of Bayreuth.
  • Certificate of attendance to the International Criminal Law Seminar, International Law Institute and Human Rights and Peace Centre.


  • French
  • English
  • Swahili
  • Kirundi
  • German

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